Chelsea defeated a resurgent Swansea City team 3-1 at the Bridge on Saturday and Chelsea legend Pat Nevin believes the decisions of Antonio Conte during the game were spot on.
“I trust him implicitly when he has to adapt the side, whether it be before the game with his selections, during the game with his system changes or substitutions, or at the end of the season when some players will come and some will go,” Pat Nevin wrote on Chelsea’s Official website.
“Saturday it was another education. Cesc started and controlled the game, so that was the right decision. Pedro or Willian was a tough call, but Pedro scored so another tick in that box.
“Taking Pedro off and leaving Eden on, a few around me questioned that one, but of course the Hazard brilliance duly arrived to lay Diego’s goal on a plate for him, Antonio nailed it again.
“The introduction of Nemanja Matic and then Kurt Zouma later on slammed the door completely on any thought of a Swansea come back.”